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Mexico found more than 100 migrants in a lorry

Mexico found more than 100 migrants in a lorryThe Mexican authorities say they have stopped a lorry carrying 121 Central American migrants, who were trying to reach the US illegally, BBC reported on Friday.

They were found after police at a checkpoint in the southern state of Tabasco heard calls for help coming from the vehicle and the sound of crying children. Many of the migrants, who included 55 minors, were badly dehydrated.

Most had come from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Ecuador. They had paid up to $5,000 to get to the US border through Mexico.

The lorry driver was arrested, the authorities say.

In recent years, people smugglers have increasingly begun using lorries to transport migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border. In the first nine months of 2016, Mexico and the US deported more than 55,000 people from Honduras alone.
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